Women’s Voices Festival, taking place in October at the intimate Saint Peter’s Church, is an innovative new series that celebrates the current role of women in classical Indian music – an illuminating art that has been male-dominated for centuries.
A 7:00 p.m. pre-concert talk precedes the 7:30 p.m. concert
About the ArtistThe mesmerizing vocalist Anandi (Aka Sukanya) Bhattacharya became a child prodigy in a family filled with renowned musicians and singers, including her father, slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya, who has been her constant guide, and her grandmother, whose vocal music grew and was nurtured within the family. Anandi started training under her aunt Sutapa Bhattacharya at the age of three, and gave her first radio performance at four. When she was 12, she studied under Vidushi Shubhra Guha. Her singing is a mixed style of Agra, Patiala and Maihar traditions.
A young singer, born in 1996, she has toured and recorded (Madeira, Beyond the Ragashere) with her father, including an experimental program on Tagore’s songs.She performed extensively with her father first time in USA in the year 2012 at the age sixteen. She has performed in NPR tiny desk concert as well extensively in UK and Australia recently.
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Suggested donation: $30, or $40 VIP (front rows), or $20 students and seniors. Special discount for the series online at womenvoicesfestival.eventbrite.com